Vitamins & Minerals

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Trace Mineral Basics: Cobalt

March 03, 2017

Cobalt is required in very small amounts in the equine diet.... Read More

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Trace Mineral Basics: Iodine

March 01, 2017

Find out how iodine plays an important role in equine metabolism, growth and development, and overall health. ... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares During Late Gestation

February 28, 2017

With a rapidly growing foal on board, late gestation can pose nutritional challenges for pregnant mares.... Read More

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Trace Mineral Basics: Zinc and Copper

February 27, 2017

Learn more about these trace minerals that are vital to horse health. ... Read More

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Do Horses Need Vitamin D Supplementation?

February 20, 2017

If you live at northern latitudes, you might lack vitamin D. But what about your horse?... Read More

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Trace Mineral Basics: Selenium

February 20, 2017

Selenium is required in very small amounts in the equine diet, but it has an important role in maintaining horse health.... Read More

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Life-Threatening Hyperkalemia in Horses

February 18, 2017

High blood potassium levels cause hyperkalemia. Here's what to watch for and how to treat this dangerous condition.... Read More

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Nutrition Loss in Stored Hay

February 13, 2017

Is your hay more than six months old? Then it might be losing vitamin A and E. ... Read More

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How to Feed Senior Horses

February 13, 2017

Age is a number, not a disease, said Dr. Megan Shepherd. Remember this when tailoring a diet for your older horse.... Read More

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Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate

February 03, 2017

Pay special attention to the purpose statement, guaranteed analysis, ingredients, and directions for use.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Yatta Boakari

January 28, 2017

Boakari is studying protein's effects on mare reproductive parameters such as early pregnancy loss and embryo quality.... Read More

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Horse Hoof Health and Nutrition: Balance is Key

January 12, 2017

Nutrition affects your horse's hooves, but balance is essential for hoof health.... Read More

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How to Supplement Your Horse When Your Hay Changes

December 22, 2016

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes offers advice for supplementing horses that eat from inconsistent hay supplies.... Read More

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Can Horses Eat Citrus?

November 28, 2016

A reader asks about the risks and benefits of her horse eating a favorite treat: grapefruit. Our nutritionist weighs in.... Read More

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Behavior Contest Winner: An Obsessive Licker

November 02, 2016

Our "Why Does My Horse Do That?" winner wants to know why her mare's buddy licks the mare after meals.... Read More

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Is Selenium Deficiency Deadly to Horses?

August 29, 2016

Too much dietary selenium can cause toxicity or even death. But too little selenium can be life-threatening, as well.... Read More

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Vitamin C: Does it Help Horses With Inflammation?

August 15, 2016

A horse owner wonders if a vitamin C supplement will help her horse with swollen legs.... Read More

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Best Alternatives to Daily Supplementation for Horses

August 08, 2016

What do you do if you can't get to the barn to supplement your horse every day? A nutritionist offers advice.... Read More

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Horses Grazing Oat Pastures

July 04, 2016

Can horses be turned out on an oat pasture if it is dried up and not green?... Read More

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Feeding Horses Chia: Consider Calcium and Phosphorus Balance

June 13, 2016

Chia is calcium-rich, but inverted calcium-to-phosphorus ratios can cause horses big problems. Here's what to know.... Read More

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A Look Back at the Feeding of Performance Horses

May 30, 2016

Find out how feeding recommendations and diets for performance horses have changed over the years. ... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares

May 02, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains how a broodmare's nutritional needs change during her pregnancy. ... Read More

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Mineral Nutrition and the Equine Athlete

April 25, 2016

These micronutrients found in forage, feeds, and supplements help support the athletic horse's health.... Read More

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Understanding 'PPM' on Horse Feed Labels

April 25, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains what "PPM" means on feed labels and how that translates to your horse's diet. ... Read More

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Do Hoof Supplements Help?

April 11, 2016

Specific ingredients can help hoof quality, but maybe your horse's diet is missing more than that supplement can fix. ... Read More